Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced an application retirement solution for the healthcare industry, which accelerates cost savings for providers undertaking application modernization initiatives.
The company also announced a joint market offering with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) with the integration of Hitachi Content Platform and the Informatica Data Archive, which enables enterprises to experience the true value of two distinct solutions: application retirement and live archive.
Informatica and HDS will showcase these healthcare application retirement solutions at the HIMSS 14 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Feb. 23-27, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Visit Informatica at Booth #6645 and Hitachi Data Systems at Booth #1511 to learn more about becoming a transformed healthcare organization.
Informatica Application Retirement Solution for Healthcare
With Informatica’s Application Retirement Solution for Healthcare, which is an extension to the existing Application Retirement Solution built on the Informatica Data Archive platform – healthcare organizations can retire the legacy systems they are replacing, keep the data necessary to meet data retention regulations, and consolidate IT infrastructure.
The result is significant cost savings, improved IT operation efficiencies and the ability to reinvest those savings into modernization initiatives. Organizations can save tens of millions of dollars by shutting down costly legacy mainframe and proprietary applications and consolidating on lower-cost, open accessible archive stores that meet compliance requirements.
As stated by Garth Landers and Alan Dayley, both Research Directors at Gartner, Inc., in their research note titled “Build a Leaner Data Center Through Application Retirement,” (Oct. 24, 2013, G00255877), “Enterprises endure high costs managing legacy applications just to preserve data assets. We recommend a planned approach to application retirement that manages data based on access and governance requirements.”
Amit Walia, senior vice president and general manager, ILM Business Unit, Informatica, said, “The healthcare industry is experiencing significant transformation to the digital patient care era. Modernization and application consolidation initiatives are delivering improved patient outcomes and higher quality of life. To continue investing in these innovative technologies, healthcare organizations must be able to free themselves from the cost of legacy applications, while ensuring compliance to data retention regulations.”
Informatica and Hitachi Data Systems Joint Healthcare Application Retirement Solution
Informatica’s joint offering with Hitachi Data Systems, built on the Hitachi Content Platform, provides a single archive platform for all data (including mainframe and distributed platforms), integrated retention management with prepackaged healthcare reports, and the ability to search and view unstructured and structured healthcare data from a single portal.
Dave Wilson, senior director, Health and Life Sciences, Hitachi Data Systems, said, “Hospitals seeking a way to reduce the costs associated with maintaining legacy systems also need a way to mitigate the risk of leaving an application behind. Working together with Informatica, we can address these challenges head-on with an offering that will eliminate infrastructure and licensing costs for applications that are no longer in use, while assuring full data accessibility. It is a win-win opportunity for health organizations moving down this path.”
Using the joint offering from Informatica and Hitachi Data Systems, CIOs and VPs of IT can eliminate significant costs and wasted spend on aging legacy systems and reinvest those funds into innovative technology to improve patient outcomes.
Patients will benefit because they will be able to maintain access to their medical information, and the healthcare industry, at large, will benefit because the offering from Informatica and Hitachi Data Systems will support and promote responsible IT spending best practices.
The Informatica and Hitachi Data Systems joint Application Retirement offering is available now for implementation. To view a Solution Profile, “Hitachi Content Platform and Informatica Data Archive,” click here.
To access the Informatica “Healthcare Application Retirement” Solution Brief, click here.
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